Of Courtiers and Kings : The Biblical Daniel Narratives and Ancient Story-Collections.

By: Holm, Tawny L
Series: Explorations in Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations: Publisher: Winona Lake : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (594 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781575068695Subject(s): Bible. -- Daniel -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.;Short storiesGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Of Courtiers and Kings : The Biblical Daniel Narratives and Ancient Story-CollectionsDDC classification: 224/.506 LOC classification: BS1555.52 -- .H65 2013ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- The Story-Collection Genre: Survey and Prospect -- 2.1. Defining the Genre -- 2.2. Basic Characteristics of the Story-Collection -- 2.2.1. Complex and Compound Nature -- 2.2.2. Structure: Diversity and Coherence -- 2.2.3. Function: Instruction vs. Entertainment -- 2.2.4. Orality and Literariness: The Interaction between Oral Performance and Written Composition -- 2.2.5. Popular Nature -- 2.3. Literary Processes: Composition and Textual History -- 2.3.1. Selection of Material -- 2.3.2. Sources and Analogues -- 2.3.3. Duplicate stories -- 2.3.4. Open-endedness -- 2.3.5. Non-fixity or Indeterminacy of Text -- 2.4. Prospect for Daniel -- The Story-Collection and Related Material in Antiquity -- 3.1. Greece and Rome -- 3.1.1. Greece -- 3.1.1.1. The Fables and Life of Aesop -- 3.1.1.2. The Aetia of Callimachus -- 3.1.2. Rome -- 3.1.3. Summary of Classical Story-Collections -- 3.2. India and Persia -- 3.3. The Near East and Egypt -- 3.3.1. The Ancient Near East -- 3.3.1.1. Hurrian-Hittite Fable Collection -- 3.3.1.2. Mesopotamia -- 3.3.1.3. Northwest Semitic -- 3.3.2. Egypt -- 3.3.2.1. Use of the Frame Narrative -- 3.3.2.2. Egyptian Magicians: Priestly Sages and Court Scholars -- 3.3.2.3. Egyptian Story-Collections -- 3.3.2.4. Egyptian Court Tales and Cycles of Court Tales -- 3.3.2.5. Conclusions about Egyptian Story-Collections and Court Tales -- 3.4. Summary -- The Book of Daniel in Light of the Story-Collection Genre -- 4.1. The Story-Collection Definition and Daniel 1-6 -- 4.1.1. Basic characteristics of the story-collection -- 4.1.1.1. Genre: Daniel 1-6 and the Court Tale -- Excursus: The Genre of the Additional Stories in Greek -- 4.1.1.2. Transformation of Genre: The Relationship of the Stories to Each Other and to the Visions -- 4.1.2. Function: Instruction v. Entertainment in Daniel.
4.1.3. Orality v. Literariness -- 4.1.4. The Popular Nature of the Book -- 4.1.5. The Structure of Daniel -- 4.2. Literary Processes: The Book of Daniel as Multiple Collections -- 4.2.1. Non-fixity of Text: Text-critical Problems -- 4.2.2. Translations or Multiple Literary Editions? -- 4.2.3. Daniel Stages and Collections -- 4.2.3.1. Independent Stories and Selection of Material: The Hero Belteshazzar/Daniel -- 4.2.3.2. The Abbreviated Story-Collection (MT Chs. 4-6): The Wise Courtier and the Hubris of Kings -- 4.2.3.3. The Longer Story-Collection, MT Dan (1)2-6: More Courtiers, More Nebuchadnezzar, and More Foretelling -- 4.2.3.4. An Aramaic Collection? The Story-Collection Plus Vision (MT Chs. 1-7) -- 4.2.3.5. The Masoretic Collection of Stories and Visions (MT Chs. 1-12) -- 4.2.3.6 The Greek Collections: Two More Stories and More Poetry -- 4.2.4. Arrangement of the Individual Collections in Their Final Forms -- 4.2.4.1. The Masoretic Text (MT): Daniel, the Mantic Courtier -- 4.2.4.2. Theodotion (Th): A Daniel Vita -- 4.2.4.3. Old Greek (OG): Successful Jewish Men and Women of Virtue -- 4.2.5. Duplicate or Variant Stories in the Same Collection -- 4.2.5.1. Daniel 3 Prose Addition -- 4.2.5.2. The OG Preface to Dan 5 -- 4.2.5.3. The OG and Th Variants of Daniel in the Lions' Pit -- 4.2.6. Open-endedness -- 4.3. Summary -- The Book of Daniel in Light of Ancient Near Eastern Story-Collections and Related Material -- 5.1. Sources and Analogues to the Daniel Legenda -- 5.1.1. The Pool of Daniel Traditions in the Second Temple Period (The Daniel Cycle) -- 5.1.1.1. Daniel and Qumran -- 5.1.1.2. Daniel Traditions in Josephus -- 5.1.1.3. The Vita Danielis (Life of Daniel) in the Lives of the Prophets, as Well as Traditions in Josippon and the Chronicle of Jerahmeel -- 5.1.1.4. Conclusions about the Pool of Second Temple Daniel Literature.
5.1.2. The Ancient Near Eastern "Court Tale" Genre -- 5.1.2.1. Court Conflicts and Contests -- 5.1.2.2. Marvelous Deeds and Dream Interpretation -- 5.1.2.3. Books and Deciphering Secret Texts -- 5.1.2.4. Nationalism and the Ethnic Minority -- 5.1.2.5. The Intersection of Court Tales and Prophecy -- 5.2. Sources and Analogues to Daniel Structure -- 5.3. Sources and Analogues to Specific Daniel Stories -- 5.3.1. Arrival at Court: Daniel 1 -- 5.3.2. Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of the Great Statue: Daniel 2 -- 5.3.3. The Three Friends in the Fiery Furnace: Daniel 3 -- 5.3.4. Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of the Great Tree: Daniel 4 -- 5.3.5. The Writing on the Wall and the Fall of Babylon: Daniel 5 -- 5.3.6 Daniel in the Lions' Pit: Daniel 6 -- 5.3.7. Susanna and Bel and the Serpent -- 5.4. New Insights on the Composition of the Book of Daniel -- 5.4.1. Interrelationships of Hellenistic Literatures -- 5.4.2. The Provenance of the Daniel Stories: Eastern or Western Diaspora? -- 5.5. Summary -- Conclusions -- 6.1. Daniel Set Against a Story-Collection Typology -- 6.2. Daniel Set Against the Background of Ancient Near Eastern Story-Collections and Related Material -- 6.3. Stages of the Book of Daniel -- Bibliography.
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Intro -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- The Story-Collection Genre: Survey and Prospect -- 2.1. Defining the Genre -- 2.2. Basic Characteristics of the Story-Collection -- 2.2.1. Complex and Compound Nature -- 2.2.2. Structure: Diversity and Coherence -- 2.2.3. Function: Instruction vs. Entertainment -- 2.2.4. Orality and Literariness: The Interaction between Oral Performance and Written Composition -- 2.2.5. Popular Nature -- 2.3. Literary Processes: Composition and Textual History -- 2.3.1. Selection of Material -- 2.3.2. Sources and Analogues -- 2.3.3. Duplicate stories -- 2.3.4. Open-endedness -- 2.3.5. Non-fixity or Indeterminacy of Text -- 2.4. Prospect for Daniel -- The Story-Collection and Related Material in Antiquity -- 3.1. Greece and Rome -- 3.1.1. Greece -- 3.1.1.1. The Fables and Life of Aesop -- 3.1.1.2. The Aetia of Callimachus -- 3.1.2. Rome -- 3.1.3. Summary of Classical Story-Collections -- 3.2. India and Persia -- 3.3. The Near East and Egypt -- 3.3.1. The Ancient Near East -- 3.3.1.1. Hurrian-Hittite Fable Collection -- 3.3.1.2. Mesopotamia -- 3.3.1.3. Northwest Semitic -- 3.3.2. Egypt -- 3.3.2.1. Use of the Frame Narrative -- 3.3.2.2. Egyptian Magicians: Priestly Sages and Court Scholars -- 3.3.2.3. Egyptian Story-Collections -- 3.3.2.4. Egyptian Court Tales and Cycles of Court Tales -- 3.3.2.5. Conclusions about Egyptian Story-Collections and Court Tales -- 3.4. Summary -- The Book of Daniel in Light of the Story-Collection Genre -- 4.1. The Story-Collection Definition and Daniel 1-6 -- 4.1.1. Basic characteristics of the story-collection -- 4.1.1.1. Genre: Daniel 1-6 and the Court Tale -- Excursus: The Genre of the Additional Stories in Greek -- 4.1.1.2. Transformation of Genre: The Relationship of the Stories to Each Other and to the Visions -- 4.1.2. Function: Instruction v. Entertainment in Daniel.

4.1.3. Orality v. Literariness -- 4.1.4. The Popular Nature of the Book -- 4.1.5. The Structure of Daniel -- 4.2. Literary Processes: The Book of Daniel as Multiple Collections -- 4.2.1. Non-fixity of Text: Text-critical Problems -- 4.2.2. Translations or Multiple Literary Editions? -- 4.2.3. Daniel Stages and Collections -- 4.2.3.1. Independent Stories and Selection of Material: The Hero Belteshazzar/Daniel -- 4.2.3.2. The Abbreviated Story-Collection (MT Chs. 4-6): The Wise Courtier and the Hubris of Kings -- 4.2.3.3. The Longer Story-Collection, MT Dan (1)2-6: More Courtiers, More Nebuchadnezzar, and More Foretelling -- 4.2.3.4. An Aramaic Collection? The Story-Collection Plus Vision (MT Chs. 1-7) -- 4.2.3.5. The Masoretic Collection of Stories and Visions (MT Chs. 1-12) -- 4.2.3.6 The Greek Collections: Two More Stories and More Poetry -- 4.2.4. Arrangement of the Individual Collections in Their Final Forms -- 4.2.4.1. The Masoretic Text (MT): Daniel, the Mantic Courtier -- 4.2.4.2. Theodotion (Th): A Daniel Vita -- 4.2.4.3. Old Greek (OG): Successful Jewish Men and Women of Virtue -- 4.2.5. Duplicate or Variant Stories in the Same Collection -- 4.2.5.1. Daniel 3 Prose Addition -- 4.2.5.2. The OG Preface to Dan 5 -- 4.2.5.3. The OG and Th Variants of Daniel in the Lions' Pit -- 4.2.6. Open-endedness -- 4.3. Summary -- The Book of Daniel in Light of Ancient Near Eastern Story-Collections and Related Material -- 5.1. Sources and Analogues to the Daniel Legenda -- 5.1.1. The Pool of Daniel Traditions in the Second Temple Period (The Daniel Cycle) -- 5.1.1.1. Daniel and Qumran -- 5.1.1.2. Daniel Traditions in Josephus -- 5.1.1.3. The Vita Danielis (Life of Daniel) in the Lives of the Prophets, as Well as Traditions in Josippon and the Chronicle of Jerahmeel -- 5.1.1.4. Conclusions about the Pool of Second Temple Daniel Literature.

5.1.2. The Ancient Near Eastern "Court Tale" Genre -- 5.1.2.1. Court Conflicts and Contests -- 5.1.2.2. Marvelous Deeds and Dream Interpretation -- 5.1.2.3. Books and Deciphering Secret Texts -- 5.1.2.4. Nationalism and the Ethnic Minority -- 5.1.2.5. The Intersection of Court Tales and Prophecy -- 5.2. Sources and Analogues to Daniel Structure -- 5.3. Sources and Analogues to Specific Daniel Stories -- 5.3.1. Arrival at Court: Daniel 1 -- 5.3.2. Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of the Great Statue: Daniel 2 -- 5.3.3. The Three Friends in the Fiery Furnace: Daniel 3 -- 5.3.4. Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of the Great Tree: Daniel 4 -- 5.3.5. The Writing on the Wall and the Fall of Babylon: Daniel 5 -- 5.3.6 Daniel in the Lions' Pit: Daniel 6 -- 5.3.7. Susanna and Bel and the Serpent -- 5.4. New Insights on the Composition of the Book of Daniel -- 5.4.1. Interrelationships of Hellenistic Literatures -- 5.4.2. The Provenance of the Daniel Stories: Eastern or Western Diaspora? -- 5.5. Summary -- Conclusions -- 6.1. Daniel Set Against a Story-Collection Typology -- 6.2. Daniel Set Against the Background of Ancient Near Eastern Story-Collections and Related Material -- 6.3. Stages of the Book of Daniel -- Bibliography.

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